Ayumu Goromaru set to leave Toulon

1 month ago by Toulon Rugby

Toulon's president, Mourad Boudjellal, has confirmed that Japanese international fullback Ayumu Goromaru will leave the club at the end of the season.   Boudjellal wanted to extend Goromaru's contract...

Monday Afternoon Round Up

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sunwolves reveals 2017 Super Rugby squad   Sunwolves head coach Filo Tiatia has revealed his squad for the upcoming Super Rugby season.   Players in: Takeshi Hino, Kyosuke Kajikawa,...

Siale Piutau to join Bristol in January

5 months ago by Bristol Rugby

Siale Piutau has agreed a switch from Yamaha Jubilo to Bristol Rugby, having signed for the club until the end of the 2016/17 campaign.   “Siale brings the necessary intensity and physicality...

The 3 least penalised sides in the Top League

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at the top 3 least penalised and least carded sides of the Japanese Top League:   3. Red Sparks   After playing 8 games and losing 7 of them, the Red Sparks have have...

Top 5 point scorers in the Top League

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Top League season fiercely underway, we take a moment and acknowledge the leading men across the 16 teams.   Here are the 5 top point scorers of the season so far:   5. JC Roos (59...

Best performing teams in the Top League so far

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

1. Yamaha Jubilo    Impressively, Jubilo are yet to lose a match this season with 5 straight wins since kicking off with a win against Panasonic Wild Knights in August.   With 24 points,...

The three most successful Japanese Top League sides

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Being the highest level of rugby competition in Japan, the Top League title has been claimed by 4 different teams since it kicked off in 2003, with one team winning it 5 times.   We look at the...

Monday Afternoon Round Up

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks squad for Argentina and South Africa   The All Blacks squad to tour Argentina and South Africa for the last two Tests of the Rugby Championship has been finalised.   Loose forward...

Top League Round Up

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Panasonic Wild Knights’ hopes of making it four straight Top League titles took a big hit Saturday as they fell to their second defeat of the season.   The Panasonic pack were shattered by...

Top League Round 3 Wrap Up

8 months ago by Rugby News Japan

Yamaha Jubilo head the standings after Round 3, a weekend that saw Top League rugby played for the first time at Nissan Stadium, the ground that will host the final of Rugby World Cup 2019.